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Overview

 Quick Facts
  • Selective Enrollment Public High School
  • Total Enrollment: 810 Students
  • High School Graduation Rate: 89%
  • Average ACT Score 22.1
  • Percentage of Students Who Receive Free or Reduced Lunch: 74%

Highlights:
  • $12 Million in Scholarship Dollars earned
  • 2 Posse Foundation Scholarship winners
  • 1 Gates Millennium Scholarship winner

Educational Environment
King students benefit from a rigorous college prep curriculum with honors and advanced placement courses available in all core subject areas. AP courses provide opportunities for college level study. Additional specialty programs offer advanced coursework in Visual & Performing Arts (Band, Dance, Drama, Graphic Design, Photography, Studio Art, and Vocal Music), Architecture, Engineering and Computer Science. Our engineering program utilizes a nationally recognized curriculum developed by Project Lead the Way.
 
 
English
Survey Literature, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Journalism, AP English Literature, AP English Language
 
Science
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics
 
Mathematics
Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II with Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Calculus
 
Social Studies
World Studies, US History, Economics, Contemporary American History, African American History, Business Law, AP Macroeconomics, AP US History, AP Human Geography
 
World Languages
French 1-4, Spanish 1-AP Spanish Language, American Sign Language
 
Physical Education
PE I / Health, PE II / Drivers Education, PE III, PE Leaders

Performing and Fine Arts
Band 1-4, Jazz Band, Percussion, Vocal Music 1-4, Dance 1-4, Art I, Studio Drawing & Painting I-2, Graphic Design & Photography I-3, AP Studio Art

Special Education
King provides team-teaching and direct instruction to students with special needs with a college prep focus. King also has a program for students with Autism and a Severe & Profound program. Students are assigned to King College Prep by the CPS Office of Specialized Services for the Autism and SPH programs.

Extracurricular Activities
  • Adopt a Beach
  • African American
  • History Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Flag Team
  • Book Club
  • Chess Club
  • Construction Challenge
  • Crystal Elegance
  • Majorettes
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Gospel Choir
  • Guitar Club
  • Jaguar Essence Dance
  • Jaguar J-Settes
  • Pom-Pon
  • J-Fierce Cheerleaders
  • Knitting Club
  • Know Your Heritage
  • Marching Band
  • Math Team
  • Mikva Challenge
  • Myth Busters
  • Science Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Leaders
  • Philosophy Club
  • Public Health
  • SISTERS Inc.
  • Student Council
  • Smile Club
  • Video-gamers
  • Yearbook Club
 

Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling, Softball, Track & Field
 
Transcript Information
Our courses are offered at the regular, honor or AP levels. Our passing mark is 60%. Students’ GPA includes all classes. Senior rank is based on 200 students. Rank and GPA is based on semester s and is calculated from Class rank is based on a January 2011 to June 2013.